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by FourthStone
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 27746

Re: Acorn Art Thread

The Old Knoll graphic adventure game takes players on a journey into an Autumn themed quest as they discover the secrets of the ancient castle and other worlds beyond. A variety of quests will lead you to amazing worlds linking clues and objects across space and time, will you be able to solve the m...
by FourthStone
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Nice score Ed! What happens when you enter your name in the high score table, does it sit above scores below 100k? Would be a useful project at some stage to revisit some of these games and patch them to accommodate higher scores and things like displaying levels done... bring on retirement so I can...
by FourthStone
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Basic Games
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Best Basic Games

Fond memories of Hunchback and Catnap, both typed in from magazine listings. The game play was quite brutal but this also added to the resolve to conquer the game seeing as you'd taken the time to type it all in. Taught me a lot about how to move things around the screen and I still muck around with...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Back to you Ed :D This time made it through all 6 levels twice and ran out of time on level 1 trying to get the last monster and collect a money bag at the same time, should have stuck to getting the baddie and might of got another extra life. Interesting extra life system as it appears 3 lives are ...
by FourthStone
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Repton Overture Finally Finished
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Repton Overture Finally Finished

Love it! Looking forward to getting some time to solve more of the puzzles, has a really great Repton look and feel.

Made it level 4, no dryness experienced so far :lol:

Well done and hopefully I can do a bit more play testing.
by FourthStone
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Ah had a better run after many failed starts, tend to rage quit if I don't make it to level 3 without losing a life... I knew I was close to the top score but missing out by 20 points is a little heartbreaking :-({|=

Made it to level 4 second way through all 6 levels.

Score: 64440
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by FourthStone
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

I have a few questions if anyone has time or the knowledge... I made it to level 6 (others say all 5 levels??) but my score seems a lot lower than others, is that because people are making it through the levels and then completing more levels afterwards? My strategy has been to complete the level as...
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Made it through all the levels, level 1 the second time around felt like the monsters turned into ghosts more often, could have been coincidence or my playing poorly trying to crack 40k...

Score: 38690
by FourthStone
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Had another few attempts, starting to get the hang of it sort of but feel there is room for improvement.

Score: 34500
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by FourthStone
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 478

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Had a little play to get a score on the board, very busy atm so not sure if I'll get time to practice much more. Nice smooth graphics and decent sound, ghosts keep tricking me into thinking they'll change back to monsters as soon as they get back to a tunnel but they surprise me constantly by stayin...
by FourthStone
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 27746

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Great to see a mode 1 pic, sorry about the palette we'll have to make it configurable, Galaxy Explorer is gorgeous aswell =D>
by FourthStone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

Urgh, got a little bit better but the bugs are driving me nuts I tellz ya :x Ball through the flipper, ball through the barrier, magic angle rebounds, but the worst is the carnival style targets that take direct hits and won't go down ](*,) I have managed to get all the targets down for the left sid...
by FourthStone
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

Hmmm, almost about to give up on this one for all it's charm (bugs!), this score was made when I was trying to focus on just getting the extra ball targets hit... I didn't get the extra ball but somehow I got a better score than previous efforts. Must of played 30 games with scores between 2k to 6k ...
by FourthStone
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Thanks Ed, I was a little anxious as I couldn't actually play for a few days due to renovations in full swing at home.

Great game and will have to practice some of the later levels to make it a bit further next time.
by FourthStone
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

If you press H at the main load screen and then let it go through the screens it shows you which targets unlock the different bonuses. By accident I discovered that pressing A then Z rapidly can bump the table and pressing Enter magically transfers the ball to the left hand return slot... didn't rea...
by FourthStone
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

I'm going to struggle with this one, no tips other than good luck your ball doesn't go down the right side drain 3 times in a row... There appears to be a second level if you manage to get the ball through the top of the screen, not sure if it needs to be unlocked or if there are any more after the ...
by FourthStone
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:25 am
Getting to Level 5 consistently now.....
One weekend left and Ed is closing fast... 8-[
by FourthStone
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 27746

Re: Acorn Art Thread

That's pretty sweet, gives me idea's about a modern take on some of the Play It Again Sam disc covers... up for a new challenge pixelblip??

:-k :idea: \:D/
by FourthStone
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Level 7... more silly mistakes...

Score: 63350
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by FourthStone
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Slight improvement, made it to level 6 (twice) and did the usual waste lives (twice) with silly mistakes.

Score: 56430
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by FourthStone
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Level 5 'Jumping 101', level name says it all :lol:

Score: 51760
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by FourthStone
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

chrisn wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:06 pm
I'm trying to figure out level 2... 17,130.
I do the whole left side moving down each platform in order then move over to the right side and work my way back up to the top.

Enjoy :D
by FourthStone
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Level 4 'Bob's Playground', getting tricky now and need to minimise lives lost in early levels to have a couple of chances to learn the level.

Score: 28270
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by FourthStone
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Made it to level 3 'Suction Tubes' with one life only, loved Miner 2049 on Apple IIe BIT so this might be up my alley once I get my eye in and time permitting, great game!

Score: 19420
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by FourthStone
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1115

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Slight improvement but still below top scores... playing without sound is interesting as the take off status is easily unnoticed.

Score: 29670
Level: 3
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by FourthStone
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1115

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Level 4, Score: 25365
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by FourthStone
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1115

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Elminster wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:54 am
I had a quick go but realised I either need to remap keys like others have done, or use a real machine.
Beeb-Em has an options menu item to remap Caps & Control to A & S... very handy specifically for this game.
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1115

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Oh wow, this thing is twitchy as!

Got to level 3 somehow... first level I hung around on the middle platform mostly, second level the right hand platform seems safer than the others, 3rd level I didn't make it far enough to judge...

Score: 19310
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by FourthStone
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to BASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Back to BASIC

Welcome to the stardot community, the great thing about tinkering with old kit is there are lots of new ways to make it a bit easier and there's no real time limit so plenty of time to relearn all the old tricks and a few new ones.
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1115

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Having trouble setting up the keys for this in both beebem and b-em :x Anyone know why in b-Em that redefining ctrl displays capslock instead, bug maybe? Might have to dig into the config file ](*,) All my real hardware is in storage and probably need caps replaced so only option is emulation for no...